Question about DeLonghi Pinguino PAC-210 Air Conditioner
If you do not have the manual, I suggest you download it.
Since the unit is supposed to be turned off before unplugging or plugging in, it should not be surprising that it did not turn on just by plugging it in. You should have just set the temperature and/or timer selection, and then turned it on.
You should NOT have pressed both the TEST and RESET buttons at the same time, under any circumstances.
Laws require electrical devices that have water associated with it, to have a built in ground fault protection, and that is what the test and reset is for. The test button causes a short that should throw the protection, and then the reset is required to turn it back on. Pressing both at the same time would initiate a rapid succession of shorts, that could generate a great deal of heat.
Not a good ideal.
But you should unplug it, empty the water tray by pulling out in front from underneath, clean the filter by lifting up in back, and then plug it back in, and hit the reset button.
Posted on Sep 28, 2010
The portion of the plug that you refer to is known as a GFCI protector. It is designed to interrupt the flow of electrical current to the device if there is an imbalance of current flow in the hot and neutral conductors.
When you pressed the TEST and RESET buttons together, you essentially shorted out the sampling resistor, and blew the trip relay. Replace the plug / cord with a manufacturer spare.
For temporary use, as in testing only, you can remove the GFCI plug and replace it with a regular and appropriately wired plug. This will restore power to the unit, and allow you to continue to troubleshoot without being impeded by the GFCI affecting the outcome.
Posted on Sep 27, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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